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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Isabella Bain memory album

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 16754
Content Description This collection features a memory book belonging to Miss Isabella Bain (1855-1934) of New Orleans, Louisiana. Various personal letters from friends and New Orleans community members addressed to Miss Bain are included. The cover of the memory book is composed of engraved Morrocan leather adorned with "Miss Isabella Bain" in gilt. Several chromolithographs of a variety of subjects, notably botany and female gender roles, are pasted throughout the book. Letter entries are not...
Dates: c.1870-1913

Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands orders

 Collection — Box BW 41, Folder: ViU-2020-0064-001
Identifier: MSS 16726
Content Description This collection contains four items from the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands in Virginia. It consists of three written and signed orders and one printed circular detailing the rudimentary justice system to be established (September 27, 1865). Two of the orders are addressed to Lieutenant Thomas W. Goring (1840-1926) of New Hamburg, New York who was serving as the assistant superintendent in the Freedman Bureau (both dated October 10, 1865). One order, sent from...
Dates: 1865 September-October

Hugh Carr family papers and Riverview Farm

Identifier: MSS 10176
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the history of Hugh Carr, an African American born in enslavement in 1843 and his family who lived on a tract of land (Riverview Farm) that Carr and his wife Texie Mae Hawkins bought in 1870 after emancipation. He became one of the largest African American landowners in Albemarle County, where he raised several generations of his family in the Union Ridge Hydraulic Mills community, until his death in 1914.The papers show that Carr highly valued...
Dates: 1843-1978